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Thursday, 11 October 2007
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Speaking of... I scandalized a dinner party twenty something years ago by offering the opinion that since the invention of photography, all art has been more or less consciously fraudulent. I still think I was right.
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Posted on 10/11/2007 4:01 PM by John Derbyshire
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12 Oct 2007
Send an emailmnuez
Yep. That's one of the pillars of my Philosophy of Art. (I've got others ;-)

Mainstream art was almost always about capturing the true look of things (mostly people), something which the camera does for us quite exceptionally.

And so "Art" had to manufacture temples of illusions for its many devotees searching for status in their appreciation of its New Clothes.

Which is why I miss Hecht's Dadaists and their urgent slogans:

"Art Is In Danger!"  and  "Take Your Foot Out Of The Butter Before It's Too Late!"

Cheers friends (and welcome back to the written word El Derbo! ) ,

mnuez
www.mnuez.blogspot.com


11 Oct 2007
Send an emailMike Mitchell

Derb.

I know how you feel.  You should have seen the looks I got when I referred to Picasso as a "prankster cartoonist."  That was many years ago, but I am still laughing out loud.

Cordially,

Mike Mitchell   Westlake Village, CA